October 26 2016


“Home of the Firebirds”

Wednesday, October 26. 2016

“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.”

Parents and Guardians,

It was very nice to spend a bit of time with all of you for parent/teacher conferences. Thank you for coming to school to support student learning.

Off Site Evacuation Practice:  Chaparral Elementary School will be conducting an Off Site evacuation on Friday, Oct. 28.  We will do this from 9:00 am to approximately 10:15 am and will walk to the Santa Fe High School Gym, then return to school.   This is a routine practice for the safety of your children in case we ever need to leave the campus for an emergency.  We are working closely with Santa Fe High School, the Police Department and Fire Department for this exercise.  We are planning for students who need assistance.  

Dental Sealants:  Parents/guardians of students in grades 1-3 need to return Dental Sealant forms by  Oct. 27 with answering Yes or No regarding sealant requests.  If you answer Yes, your student can have dental sealants done on Nov. 9 and 10.  

Book Fair:  Book Fair will be held Oct. 28-Nov. 2.  Students can go into Library at their scheduled time to look.  Hours to be sent home. Volunteers needed! Contact the Office. Thank you!

PTA Meeting: There will be a PTA meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Chaparral at 5:45.  Due to Basketball games and Book Fair, we will meet in the cafeteria.   Parent needing items for Science Fair can get items then.

Events at Chaparral: A parent concern noted is that some events traditionally occurring at Chaparral are not.  This is due to PTA decisions, staff decisions and lack of assistance to have an event.  Events are not the sole decision of the principal.  Events requested will be supported whenever possible.  

Friendly Reminder: Teachers are planning celebrations in classes for Oct. 31.  Costumes will not be allowed

Coleen Korce, Principal

Chaparral Elementary School

505-467-1402 or 505-204-9184